MILFORD - Don McCurry, 69, of Milford died Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Stover, Mo.
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He was born in Tacoma, Wash., April 22, 1944, to the late Thelma Mae (Wilder) and Charles Christopher McCurry.
He was also predeceased in death by his grandmother Gertrude Leroy Slattery and his constant feline companion, Alison.
He was a graduate of Fife High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served on the USS Renshaw. He received a BS in business from St. Edwards University in 1990. He began his career as a technician at Sperry Corporation and spent the next 44 years in the aerospace industry. He retired after 25 years at BAE Systems as the director of operations in Nashua.
He was active in the community and served as a Little League coach, the treasurer of the Caldwell County Humane Society, the Stover fair board and on the board of the Nashua Children's Home. He was a member of Milford VFW Post 4368 and Galloway-Martens American Legion Post 343. He was very active in planning his ship's reunion for the past 15 years. He enjoyed photography, coin collecting, attending weekly church services, playing the drums, woodworking and tinkering with his 1929 Model A, which he owned since he was 16.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janet (Thomas) whom he married on March 17, 1967. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Patrick Michael of Milford and Erin TenleyAnn of Hudson. His children were his greatest achievement and travelling with his wife was his greatest source of happiness. He is also survived by a sister, Terry (Al) Cramer of Sumner, Wash., and a sister-in-law Jane (Steve Engert) Young of Washington, Mo., nieces and nephews, Eva Webster, Jim (Brandi) Young, Kyle (Katie) Young, Barbara (Jeremy) Hammond, a cousin, Bill (Cathie) Brunjes and several great nieces and nephews. Additional family includes Heather McGuire, whom he loved as his own daughter and her children.
Although it was a life cut short, it was a life complete. When they carve his stone they'll write these words "Here lies a man who lived life for all that it's worth" and the motto he lived by, Go Navy Beat Army!
SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held at Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua on Friday, May 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. A celebration of life will follow the visitation. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment prayers and burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Don's favorite charity, St. Jude's Research Center, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105. An online guest-book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com. (603) 883-3401.
Davis Funeral Home
1 Lock Street
Nashua, NH 03064-2238
Published in Union Leader on May 15, 2013